Graduate Certificate Studies Program


The Graduate Certificate is a 12-credit transcript certificate. Situated within the vast field of Chicana and Chicano Studies (CCS), the Graduate Certificate includes exploration of the unique cultural, historical, political, and social development of Chicanx peoples and communities.

Required Coursework:

 Choose TWO courses from this list:
551 Cultural Expressions
552 Research Methods and Data Analysis
560 Chicano/Latino Civil Rights
580 New Approaches in Chicana and Chicano Studies
Choose TWO courses from the list of available 500 & 600 level electives



Non-UNM Students 

The Graduate Certificate Program in Chicana and Chicano Studies is a “stand-alone” program. Non-UNM students, whether in state or out of state and who have a BA degree, may apply to this program. All required courses from the Graduate Certificate Program that are completed satisfactorily may transfer into the Chicana and Chicano Studies MA and PhD Programs.  

UNM Graduate Students

 Current graduate students already matriculated in a graduate degree-granting program, for example, an MA or PhD degree program, regardless of their field of study, are encouraged to apply. Courses taken for a Graduate Certificate fall within the prescribed time limits for a graduate degree, the University allows for shared coursework between a Graduate Certificate and an MA or PhD degree.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Patricia Covarrubias, Director of Graduate Program
Antoinette Rael, Department Administrator I